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Scoliopteryx libatrix (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Scoliopteryginae
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Photo © Matthew Casey,  09/04/2017 - costessey

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Nov. (Mar-Jun after hibernation)
Foodplant:   Willows, Aspen and poplars.
Red List: LC (Least Concern)
Ex Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
These attractive moths resemble a shrivelled leaf when resting, and are most commonly encountered during the winter when they can be found hibernating on the ceilings of dark outhouses, porches, cellars and caves. The adults are on the wing from late July to November and again after hibernation from March to June. In the autumn they visit ivy blossom and ripe blackberries, as well as being attracted to light.

Recorded in 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/11/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
20/11/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
29/10/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
24/10/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
06/10/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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